Hi, thanks for having me at Purrers Anonymous. My name's Tracey, and I am a purrer. I just can't help myself—I purr morning, noon and night. Lying on the bed, I purr. When you return home from work, I purr. You look at me, I purr. See—I'm an addict.
I've been told there are good things about my addiction. My foster mum loves having a rumbly hot water bottle on her bed or on her lap at all times, and I must say, I am a lap cat. You want me on your lap? I'm there. You don't want me? I'm still there. I just want to be close to you and share the satisfaction of my purrs.
I also want what you have, food-wise. I don't necessarily want to eat it, I just want it offered to me. I'm quite happy with my special diet and will meow for more. I also like early morning zoomies, but I am generally pretty happy to be left in the sun to purr—I swear, they should convert my purrs into energy, then I could power the whole house. So, maybe being a purrer isn't so bad! I can be a little bit sassy so would do better in a home without young children and because of my FIV status I must be an indoor only cat. Come and meet me if you think you can handle a purring addict in your house. My foster home is in Balga.
Tracey has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus that can compromise the immune system, spread by fighting and deep penetrating wounds. Once diagnosed with FIV, she was thoroughly examined by the Cat Haven Vet Clinic.
Tracey has a heart murmur. The murmur has been assessed by Cat Haven veterinary staff as mild (grade three or less) and not likely to cause any adverse effects on her health.
Tracey has had blood tests or urine tests that indicate that she may be at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Chronic Kidney Disease is one of the most common conditions affecting older cats, and is often progressive over time. It is estimated that around 20-50% of cats over 15 years of age will have some degree of CKD present. The rate of decline varies considerably between individual cats. Now that we know that she is at risk, there are steps you can take at home and with your primary care veterinarian to look after her kidneys and give her the ability to live a long and comfortable life at home.
Tracey has a small lesion on the eye known as iris pigmentation. This can be seen as a small dark patch on the colored part of the eye. Often this sort of lesion is benign, and is unlikely to cause any visual defects. Occasionally, iris pigmentation can progress to a type of cancer called melanoma. It is always important to monitor iris pigmentation for changes in size, shape and colour over time.
Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of these conditions.
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